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Arts and crafts aren’t just for kids. Crafternoons are a protected space to channel your inner child, find your flow, work with your hands, and spend some downtime with other CUMC students.
Supplies and instructions are all provided—just bring a positive attitude and some creative energy! Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis and while we hate to do it, sometimes we need to limit each person to one creation.

Get your DIY on at one (or all!) of our Crafternoon sessions this year:

Fall and Spring Plantings (September and April)

Time to get green! Pot a plant, give it some love, and watch it grow all year round.

Make Your Own Snack Containers (September)

Bedazzle a Tupperware container to fill with any combination of party mix, nuts, and dried fruit. Why stop the fun there? Refill the container all year long for a convenient and delicious on-the-go treat.

Decorating Pumpkins (October)

What’s Halloween without some Jack O’ lanterns? Decorate a mini-pumpkin using feathers, Sharpies, stickers, or (our favorite) googly eyes. It’s a ghoulishly great time!

Cozy Cup Sleeves (November)

As the leaves start to fall, a warm cup of your favorite beverage can be really comforting. Make a resuable felt cup sleeve for your hot drink of choice, and get wrapped up in sweater weather!

No-Sew Handwarmers (December)

Keep your hands and pockets warm as the chill sets in—these rice-filled handwarmers also make great gifts for the holidays. 

Air Plants (January)

Bring back some earth and green into your life with a hardy, NYC-apartment-approved air plant. These plants don't need soil to grow and minimal water, just a mason jar and some creativity!

Affirmation Pillowcases (February)

Choose an undergarment and pick clever iron-on sayings and images to create a body-affirming pillowcase.  Plenty of designs to please all. 

Crafterpalooza (March)

As the cold starts to thaw, join us for a free-for-all afternoon of creativity. We'll provide all the supplies to inspire the crafter in you!


Have a stellar idea for a craft, or want to help us lead a Crafternoon? Shoot us an email at We occasionally partner with student groups on Crafternoons as well.

Pet Therapy

Unwind with little Wynston the Yorkie, Ely the Irish Wolfhound, Vivace the bunny-tailed pup, Dottie the standard poodle, and Bear the lab/great dane mix at our Pet Therapy sessions, offered several times each month. Dates and locations are announced in our Weekly Newsletter and on our Instagram page. Be sure to subscribe and follow us tof the latest updates! Through our community partner, The Good Dog Foundation, these adorable canines bring smiles and unconditional love. Our program has also be been featured in the March 2015 issue of the Association of American Medical Colleges' AAMC Reporter. A big thank you to our pet therapy partners!